For all you meat and potato people out there, this is the ultimate comfort food. It is traditionally made with lamb but I make it with ground beef. What is Shepherd's Pie? It's basically a casserole with meat and veggies, topped with mashed potatoes and baked in the oven until golden. Some make it without a crust. I make mine with a buttery crust for extra comfort! When you dig into this rich wonderful dish, you get a spoonful of mashed potatoes, some meat and veggies all in one bite. How good can it get!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup very cold butter
2-3 tablespoons of very cold water
Combine flour and salt in large bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water with fork just until flour is moistened.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough into un-greased 9-inch deep dish pie pan; unfold dough, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from edge of pan. Crimp or flute edge. Set aside.
|Baked until crust is golden and potatoes have browned lightly.